Mayors of Wisconsin’s largest cities discuss efforts to address homelessness

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White walls surround a small white cot area where residents sleep.
A bed inside one of the Dairy Drive residences is set up during an open house tour Saturday, Nov. 23, 2021 in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

On a January night last year, surveyors counted 701 people experiencing homelessness in Dane County and 832 people in Milwaukee County. We discuss homeless prevention efforts and housing insecurity with each city’s mayor.

Featured in this Show

  • Madison mayor on reducing homelessness

    A $50 million project to build a homeless shelter in Dane County is receiving $4 million in support from the federal government. The Madison mayor explains more about the project as well as additional efforts to address housing insecurity.

  • Milwaukee mayor on reducing homelessness

    After funding Housing First programs in 2015, Milwaukee County has touted a 92 percent reduction in the homeless population. We discuss ongoing efforts to address housing insecurity with Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Satya Rhodes-Conway Guest
  • Cavalier Johnson Guest

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